|Battlefield 3 will have (surprise!) EA Online Pass|
|Posted: 02.08.2011 07:36 by||Comments: 6|
The war on used games and rentals continue as Battlefield 3 will have Electronic Arts' EA Online Pass, which is a one time code that allows people to play online for free. Otherwise, a $10 fee is charged for the privilege.
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach told that Electronic Arts would "probably" impose the online pass on BF3, stating, "I'm not sure I want to call our system an Online Pass. The whole idea is that we're paying for servers. If you create a new account there is a big process on how that is being handled in the backend. We would rather have you buy a new game than a used game because buying a used game is only a cost to us; we don't get a single dime from a used game, but we still need to create server space and everything for you."
Sounds like a pretty justification for charging consumers for buying used copies, doesn't it? All it means is fewer people will play BF3, which means less people will buy Battlefield 4.
Source: PSX Extreme